This week Chris Ruane – MP for Vale of Clwyd – and I met with the Wales Office Minister, Kevin Foster MP, to discuss our concerns over the UK Government’s policies and how they are impacting North Wales.

We were able to discuss the North Wales Growth Deal, which is proving extremely slow to be implemented, the Mersey-Dee Alliance and how we can increase tourism and connectivity to our towns and villages.

It is important that we can hold these meetings to ensure that Ministers are held to account and that we can raise local concerns on a national level.

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MythFest

I have tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM) in support of Wales Tourism Week and the events planned by MythFest – a Welsh Government funded scheme – in the Clwydian Range.

MythFest is a 3-hour magical, outdoor adventure, immersing families in storytelling and natural crafts with local mythological creatures from the wild waters of North East Wales.

MythFest will be taking place in the following locations:

• Sunday 10th June Talacre
• Sunday 17th June Llandegia
• Sunday 16th September Clocaenog
• Sunday 30th September Northop

The EDM reads: Read more “MythFest”

By David Hanson MP / Latest News / / 0 Comments

I am concerned by the dramatic rise in crime both in England and Wales and locally within the North Wales police force.

Figures published today show that total recorded crime (excluding fraud) in North Wales rose by 7%, compared with year ending June 2016 to year ending June 2017. Not only that but the figures showed rises in:

• Violence with injury – Up 16%
• Stalking and harassment – Up 23%
• Sexual Offences – Up 27%
• Domestic burglary – Up 25%
• Theft from a person – Up 22%
• Misc. crimes against society – Up 17%

North Wales Police have seen their budgets slashed by the UK Government by £4.3m since 2010 and 138 Police Officers have had to be lost to try and cope with the loss of revenue. North Wales Police have witnessed the highest percentage rise in violence against the person in the whole of Wales, closely followed by Dyfed-Powys and South Wales on 18%. Read more “Rise in police recorded crime”